Israeli media reported that the Israeli occupation fears an interim nuclear agreement between Iran and the West.
According to the political affairs correspondent of Israeli Kan channel, Mikhail Stein, the Iranian foreign minister said at the end of the week that contacts and dialogue between Iran and the West continue all the time, adding that against the background of this talk and other publications, they in Israel are very afraid of a movement towards the possibility of a new nuclear deal.
Stein pointed out that the greatest fear is that it is a kind of interim agreement, that is, an agreement that keeps Iran in possession of its nuclear capabilities and proves the current production, noting that in return, the United States lifts part of the sanctions, and in practice enables Iran to flourish economically again as well by American and European side.
Stein stressed that it’s not the old nuclear agreement, but rather a kind of interim agreement.
He explained that in recent months, there has been an exchange of messages between the Americans and the Iranians, not directly, completely on this issue, noting that there have been several discussions in the American administration about the possibility of taking this step – an interim agreement in exchange for Iran.
Stein pointed out that there are differences in the US administration regarding this possibility, stressing at the same time that this possibility is alive and breathing, which raises many concerns in Israel.
According to American Axios website, quoting Western and Israeli sources, that Iran had rejected an US proposal to agree on its nuclear program at the present time.
The Axios website stated that Washington discussed with the Europeans and Israel, Iran freezing parts of its nuclear program, in exchange for easing some sanctions, noting that the Biden administration held discussions with France, Germany, Britain and Israel last February.
The Israeli media reported, last month, that the United States informed Israel that it’s considering advancing a partial agreement with Iran regarding Tehran’s nuclear program, based on Iran stopping parts of its project in exchange for certain facilities in the sanctions regime.
The proposal, which was discussed, required Iran to freeze some of its nuclear activities and, mainly, to halt uranium enrichment at 60%.
A political sources in Iran confirmed, last March, that Iranian and European diplomats met in Norway for talks aimed at reviving the nuclear agreement, revealing that the discussions took place in Oslo last week.
It’s noteworthy that the talks on reviving the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program resumed on August 4 in Vienna, and witnessed indirect participation on the part of Washington.
Talks aimed at reviving the nuclear deal stalled because the United States and Iran failed to agree on the final text of the agreement presented by the European mediator.
Since the beginning of reviving the nuclear agreement, Tehran has been stressing on four basic issues:
- Guarantees after the United States withdrew from the nuclear agreement
- Lifting sanctions on Iran.
- Verifying the occurrence of these matters.
- Closing the file of political allegations of the International Atomic Energy Agency.